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December 19, 2013

Accounting and finance department hosts reception to recognize honor students

Accounting and finance honor students

Left to right: Dr. Raj Aroskar, honors graduates Malory Peterson and Matthew Chybowski

The faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance hosted a reception for honor students, Friday, December 6. The event recognized students who will graduate in December from the department’s honor program, and students who were recently initiated into the Beta Alpha Psi honor society.

Malory Peterson, an accounting major from Goodhue, MN, and Matthew Chybowski, an accounting and finance double major from Appleton, WI, will graduate with honors from the Department of Accounting and Finance.

To graduate with department honors, students must have resident, overall, and major GPAs of 3.50 or higher. In addition, they must have successfully participated in at least two of the following activities: a collaborative research project with a faculty member, a presentation at a professional conference, a paper accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal, a project designed and executed under the guidance of a department faculty member, or an accounting or finance internship. Participation in the Accounting and Finance Departmental Honors Program is documented on the student's university record.

Beta Alpha Psi

Back row, left to right: Dr. Ray Hughes, Arielle Jasper, Madison Johnson, Amelia Roemer, Derek Nichols, and Dr. Dawna Drum.
Front row, left to right: Thomas Trione, Jessica Darling, Emily Baldwin, and James Arnold.

The following UW-Eau Claire students recently were inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, a national honor society that recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting and finance:

  • James Arnold, an accounting and finance double major from Hartland, WI
  • Emily Baldwin, an accounting major from Stoddard, WI
  • Jessica Darling, an accounting and finance double major from Stillwater, MN
  • Arielle Jasper, an accounting major from Plover, WI
  • Madison Johnson, an accounting major from Osceola, WI
  • Derek Nichols, an accounting and information systems major from Lakeville, MN
  • Amelia Roemer, an accounting and finance major from Evansville, WI
  • Thomas Trione, an accounting major from Wausau, WI.

To be eligible for induction into Beta Alpha Psi, accounting and finance students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in all upper-level accounting classes, must have completed the course "Intermediate Accounting I" and must be in the top 35 percent of their class.  

For more information, contact Dr. Raj Aroskar, chair, Department of Accounting and Finance.

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